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I, Cactus - I, Cactus [8bp033]

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I, Cactus - I, Cactus [8bp033]

Topics Electronic, IDM, Bleep

The deliciously delayed debut release from I, Cactus brings you a short collection of sweet tunes filled with heartbreakingly innocent melodies. As you stroll along with the sun at your back, one cute cactus after another bouncing happily behind you, with this carefree blend of chippy harmonies and clicky crunchy beats you'll never look at a cactus the same way again. Featuring such treasures as "Bamboo Cactus" an unforgettable remix of Nullsleep's "Playful Panda" - this little cactus packs a big punch!

1 - yellow cactus
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - chartreuse cactus
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - green cactus
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - bamboo cactus
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - ruby cactus
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - silver cactus
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)];


Reviewer: libbby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2013
Subject: i, cactus
i was messing around the audio portion of the site tonight and had never checked out netlabels. why not? i grew up in arizona. we walked off the back of the property and had salt cedar, horned toads, carpets of sand verbena, scorpions, and sidewinders. i am sucker for cactus pictures and that was the first offering. i'll go with it. charming. i was bouncing around in my chair even between tracks. love green cactus.
Reviewer: Joseph Flatt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2012
Subject: I, Mpressive
I really enjoyed listening to this. Highly melodic.
Reviewer: Dan Bolser - favorite - May 11, 2011
Subject: Too short
I hate experimental pieces that are too long, but these tracks are too short.
Reviewer: WeCallThisFlying - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2010
Subject: sweet, innocent, smells like i, cactus!
It took me around seven tries to get myself to like this album, but now I do! It's nicely sweet and electronic-y, but not overly sappy. I'll be looking forward to more from I, Cactus!
Reviewer: RawBC - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 16, 2010
Subject: I love this album!
Hey I, Cactus; keep up the good work! I keep this one in rotation. I really appreciate what you're doing here.
Reviewer: simdude2u - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2009
Subject: better than Boards of Canada.
Reminds me of the Boards of Canada music, but this is a lot easier on the mind.
Reviewer: a simple mental relic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2007
Subject: Reminiscent of better times...
To think that such simple twitchy melodies are able to bring back such sweet memories. I found these tracks by accident way back in 03 and just now have regained them only to find them as sweet and innocent as when I first heard them.
Reviewer: Pitjamajusto - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2007
Subject: Sweet feeling
Perfect for afternoon siesta's. Sweet, lovely, sleepy and emotional. Love it!
Reviewer: TravisO - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 7, 2006
Subject: Wow, something simply innovative
I was just browsing the discography of 8BitPeoples and I came across his tracks. They were simple, tightly composed and great.

Definitely one of the best net release albums I've ever heard.

It took me a good 4 months to find out he had other releases under different names (Khonnor and Grandma) and they have their moments too, great stuff.

I would really like to see a re-release of teh I, Cactus tracks in higher quality, like say 224kbit or so?
Reviewer: johnny i - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2006
Subject: Wow
This is completely amazing.

I wish the songs were longer though and that there were more of them. I want an LP!! Is there one in the works?
Reviewer: Click - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2006
Subject: YEH!
If only track #1 were longer!
Reviewer: neeva orrù - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2005
Subject: not bad 4 a cactus!
this product sounds really good.
i remember the loading of internetional karate +
in my C64.
Big up!
Reviewer: CCDRZ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2005
Subject: pretty
I like the fade outs ...
Reviewer: Sonic Walker - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2005
Subject: 128Kbps
Great music, but why only 128Kbps? This makes it unsuitable for DJing. Please 8 Bit People, give us more bits per socond.
Reviewer: drez - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2005
Subject: sweet like honey
excellent stuff, i live in NY, it makes me wish i were in the foothills of New Mexico...
Reviewer: snebtor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2005
Subject: I found what i was lookin for
Great sound, no need to search anything else for today
Reviewer: Andrew Stuckey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2004
Subject: Amazing
Amazing how simple sounds can sound so good. Absolutly one of my favourite netlabel albums ever. Get it.
Reviewer: purusha - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2004
Subject: intricate
honestly i was expecting "more" after reading all these enthusiast reviews. maybe too much intricate and bleepy for my tastes, and would have preferred not-fading-out solutions for the tracks endings BUT this is actually a very well produced ep. melodies are much interesting.
Reviewer: camomille - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2004
Subject: awe
beautiful stuff indeed ! cute, cuddly and chippy. The way we like it. Frankly, this is one of the best netlabels release in 2003 ! amazing !
Reviewer: kpita - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2004
Subject: Great new artist!
Great stuff. Great hooks and catchy melodies.

In addition to the stuff released as Grandma, he also has two EPs released as Khonnor.

One on Type Records at:

And another on Please Do Something at:

He is supposed to have a full LP out in March on Type, which I'm certainly looking forward to.
Reviewer: paranoid koala - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2003
Subject: Bleep, bleep!
I'm dancing, really dancing.
Reviewer: piezostatik - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2003
Subject: ooooo
really good man, im quite a fan of IDM and you definitely do a good job of it :) you must have some nice analog equipment goin on
Reviewer: `oliver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2003
Subject: my review argha rgahr garh
Magic. Sometimes this release annoys me cause it is so good.
Reviewer: rossbot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2003
Subject: most excellent
Connor, you are my hero.
Reviewer: simon c - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 15, 2003
Subject: Affecting, lo-fi electronics at their best
This EP, from youngster Connor Kirby-Long, busts out some really beautiful, lo-fi electronic sounds, using pure tones and catchy melodies to his supreme advantage. Highly recommended - I like the 'Chartreuse Cactus' best - oh, and a disclaimer - Connor's also released 3 EPs as Grandma on the net.label I run, Monotonik, which are also well worth checking out.
Reviewer: Tyler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 13, 2003
Subject: cool stuff!
my first download from 8bitpeoples section of the Internet Archive. Great interesting electronic tunes. Good work dude!
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